Bridging Centrality: a Concept and Formula to Identify Bridging Nodes in Scale-free Networks
The invention relates to a novel essential component identification model, bridging centraility, based on information flow and topological locality in scale-free networks. Bridging centrality provides an entirely new way of scrutinizing network struc tures and measuring components' importance. The briding centrality can be applied to many real world networks, including biological networks, social networks and web networks. The nodes distinguished by bridging centrality are well located on connecting positions between highly connected regions through analyzing the clustering coefficient and average path length of those networks. Bridging centrality can discriminate bridging nodes, the nodes with more information flowed through them an d locations between highly connected region, while other centrality measures can not.
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